Driving home from Girl Scouts tonight, I did a slow drive around our neighborhood. Christmas lights sparkled on every street. I drove past a house where the young mother passed away this summer from cancer, leaving behind 3 little ones and a husband. There were no Christmas lights. My heart went out to them. The first Christmas without her.
I pulled up to our house, all aglow and thanked God for life and the loved ones I still have with me, and prayed for the little family missing theirs.